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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,645
United States Rank #5,868
Reach 0.0383%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.57 days
291.93 days >
Average installed length: 153.39 days


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Dell Printer Software


Dell Printer Software is a program developed by Dell. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software installer includes 208 files and is usually about 26.96 MB (28,273,234 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 77% of users of Dell Printer Software come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell Printers
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{1
Estimated size: 26.96 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Dell Printer Software

  • AddressEditor_C2665dnf.exe - Dell C2665dnf Color Laser Multifunction Printer (Address Book Editor)
  • AddressEditor_C3765dnf.exe - Dell C3765dnf Multifunction Color Laser Printer
  • AddressEditorRes_dan.dll
  • AddressEditorRes_dut.dll
  • AddressEditorRes_eng.dll
  • AddressEditorRes_fre.dll
  • AddressEditorRes_ger.dll
  • AddressEditorRes_ita.dll
  • AddressEditorRes_nor.dll
  • AddressEditorRes_spa.dll
  • AddressEditorRes_swe.dll
  • AddressEditorUtil.dll
  • AddressEditor_2155.exe - Dell 2155 Multifunction Color Printer
  • AddressEditor.exe - Dell MFP Color Laser Printer 3115cn
  • AIOScanEnv.exe
  • AIOScanPush.exe
  • Launcher.exe - Dell MFP Laser 3115cn Launcher
  • LauncherRes_dan.dll
  • LauncherRes_dut.dll
  • LauncherRes_eng.dll
  • LauncherRes_fre.dll
  • LauncherRes_ger.dll
  • LauncherRes_ita.dll
  • LauncherRes_nor.dll
  • LauncherRes_spa.dll
  • LauncherRes_swe.dll
  • dlact.exe - Dell Advanced Configuration Tool
  • dlrmm.exe - Dell Supplies Management System (Dell Supplies Management System for x64)
  • dlrrd.dll - Dell Supplies Management System Resource
  • DLH1GDZ.DLL - Dell Status Monitor Console (Printer Status Window for x64)
  • DLPSL.exe - Printer Selection List
  • dlpsp.exe - Printer Status Provider for x64
  • dlpwdnt.exe - Dell Status Monitor Service (Printer Status Watcher for x64)
  • dlsdbnt.exe - Status Database for x64
  • pmaMIBAccess.dll - Printer Management Library
  • pmaUtility.dll
  • PmcAsnValue.dll
  • pmcCommon.dll
  • pmcLogging.dll
  • pmcSocketUtility.dll
  • pmsSnmpUtility.dll
  • pmuEasyMibAccess.dll
  • AIOSTILib.dll - Dell 2155 Color MFP (Dell 2155 Color MFP Scan Driver)
  • AIOSTILibx64.dll
  • DLH01DZ.DLL - Dell Status Monitor (Printing Status Window)
  • DLH05DZ.DLL - Printing Status Window for x64

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • dlpwdnt.exe runs as a service named 'Dell Printer Status Watcher' (DLPWD).
  • dlsdbnt.exe runs as a service named 'Dell Printer Status Database' (DLSDB).
4 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • dlpsp.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DLPSP' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Dell Printers\Additional Color Laser Software\Status Monitor\DLPSP.EXE".
  • dlupdr.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DLUPDR' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Dell Printers\Additional Color Laser Software\Updater\DLUPDR.EXE".
  • Launcher.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Dell MFP Color Laser Printer 3115cn Launcher' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Dell Printers\Dell MFP Color Laser Printer 3115cn\Address Book Editor\Launcher.exe" /s.
  • DLQLU.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DLQLU' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Dell Printers\Additional Color Laser Software\Launcher\DLQLU.EXE" /S.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.85 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000634470%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001243%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00005102%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:376,144
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:1.5 KB
435.61 KB average
Memory:3.59 MB
CPU cycles/sec:2,224
Memory:3.05 MB
Total CPU:0.0000941315%
Kernel CPU:0.00005851%
User CPU:0.00003563%
CPU cycles/sec:317,688

How do I remove Dell Printer Software?

You can uninstall Dell Printer Software from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Dell Printer Software, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Dell Printer Software.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.81%
Windows 10 28.78%
Windows XP 5.97%
Windows Vista 5.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.83%
Windows 7 Professional 24.03%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.95%
Windows 10 Pro 8.68%
Windows 10 Home 8.28%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.74%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.63% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.63%
  United Kingdom 13.32%
  Australia 1.63%
  Germany 1.36%
  Canada 1.27%
  Finland 0.82%
  DK 0.63%
  Belgium 0.54%
  France 0.54%
  Netherlands 0.54%
  Czech Republic 0.54%
  Romania 0.36%
  Sweden 0.27%
  Spain 0.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 62.04%
Hewlett-Packard 16.96%
Acer 5.78%
ASUS 2.89%
Alienware 2.70%
Lenovo 2.12%
Toshiba 1.54%
Intel 0.96%
Samsung 0.58%
American Megatrends 0.39%
Apple 0.39%
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About Dell

Dell manufactures, sells and supports computers and related products and services.
Publisher URL: www.dell.com


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